Devon Still misses big awards but does get consolation

Devon Still missed out on the big ESPN awards tonight, but he did earn another, well-deserved spot on an All-America team.

The senior Penn State defensive tackle was named a first-team Walter Camp All-American, a day after getting a spot on the CBSsports.com first team.

This is the 123rd Walter Camp All-America team. Still is the 82nd Nittany Lion to earn first team All-America recognition, going back to 1906.

And that certainly helped ease a tough night for the Penn State co-captain. Still was a finalist for the Bednarik Award (college football’s top defensive player) and the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman), but he missed out on both awards tonight.

He also is in the running for the Nagurski Trophy, also given to the nation’s top defender. That will be presented Monday.

Still already was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the year. He was tied for the league lead with 15 solo tackles for loss.

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